I totally fail to see how uniform colour has anything to do with police brutality. e.g.
British police (usually polite and helpful but a tiny minority brutal); dark blue.
Gestapo (not very nice): black.
Modern German police (mostly not brutal): either light blue or green.
Surely what enables police to be brutal is carrying guns, Tasers and heavy sticks to bash people with and the willingness to use them whenever they get half a chance..
I had the opportunity to talk with a retired Los Angeles County cop at the tire shop today
He was active duty during the California Watts riots 1965
I asked him specifically what his thoughts were on the state of the nation regarding the police brutality, senseless killings, lack of respect and what his feelings were on how we got to this place
He said it comes from the recruits themselves, the individuals the academy chooses, secondly he felt the weapons they are issued are driving the fierce need to destroy .
The academy, he said would have never choosen a hot head, a bully, or someone who took great pride in their appearance. They were the ones who would " bring down" the department .
The department was very important to them the were to never to bring shame to the uniform, the neighborhood, or the precinct.
They did not use tasers or pepperspray in his precinct ever
They carried a baton although he never used his
They did carry (conceal) a second weapon in case theirs was ever taken from them they had back up
This backup gun saved many lives over the years
He went on to say that the militarized weapons that are issued to cops are creating a rogue cop with a perception that they can anything they want
He feels the police force turned the wrong direction as society became harder, as the streets became more violent.
He feels the police force should have shown more of a "tough love" approach instead of what he decribes as" just hate"
He was a fascinating person to talk with
California Watts Riots https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watts_riots&ved=2ahUKEwiByMaB8a_qAhUSs54KHTl1B70QFjAnegQIAhAB&usg=AOvVaw2Qxv7JU6FvfZN8hNx0mU8J